|Students check out an item up for bid|
|Friends pitched in their play money|
to help this lucky young lady bid
2000 bucks for a talking Justin Bieber doll.
With their remaining funds, students could shop from a stand set up with dollar-store items including posters, toys, stickers, figurines and other items, plus snacks, drinks and admission to the inflatable water slide that was set up for the end of the afternoon. Students enjoyed water fun on the slide plus a good shower from the top of the fire truck, which also came out to reward the kids.
|Admission to the water slide...two bucks.|
|Being sprinkled by the |
"No one has ever done anything like this for us," said one 4th grade student. "Thank you so much!"
Debra Rakestraw, CIS Site Coordinator and organizer of the event, said that her first idea was to do something special for a handful of kids who had made good progress in turning around unacceptable behavior. But on second thought, she decided to reward all of the students who had done the right things all year. "So many students do what they are supposed to do all the time, and they get nothing for it," she said. We spend a lot of time correcting problems, and sometimes we just need to give credit for being good."